Porto-Power Blackhawk Automotive is a licensed trademark
Porto-Power Kit
Operating Instructions & Parts Manual
Model Number
B65114
B65115
Capacity
4 Ton
10 Ton
Model B65114
Model B65115
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Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
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• Leer, comprender, y seguir las instrucciónes antes de utilizar el aparato.
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antes del uso.
• No seguir estas indicaciónes puede causar daños personales o materiales.
SFA Companies
10939 N. Pomona Ave. Kansas City, MO 64153
sales@blackhawk-automotive.com
Read this manual and follow all the Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before using this product.
Printed in China
B65114-M0 rev 12/07
SAFETY and GENERAL INFORMATION
Save these instructions. For your safety, read and understand the information contained within. The owner and
operator shall have an understanding of this product and safe operating procedures before attempting to use this
product. Instructions and Safety information shall be conveyed in the operators native language before use of this
product is authorized. Make certain that the operator thoroughly understands the inherent dangers associated with
the use and misuse of the product. If any doubt exists as to the safe and proper use of this product as outlined in
this factory authorized manual, remove from service.
Inspect before each use. Do not use if broken, bent, cracked or otherwise damaged parts are noted. If any
component of this product has been or suspected to have been subjected to a shock load (a load dropped suddenly,
unexpectedly upon it), discontinue use until checked out by an Porto-Power Blackhawk Automotive authorized
service center. Owners and operators of this equipment shall be aware that the use and subsequent repair of this
equipment may require special training and knowledge. It is recommended that an annual inspection be done by
qualified personnel and that any missing or damaged parts, decals, warning/safety labels or signs be replaced with
factory authorized replacement parts only. Any component of this Porto-Power Kit that appears to be damaged in
any way, is worn or operates abnormally shall be removed from service immediately until such time as it can be
repaired/replaced. Labels and Operator's Manuals are available from manufacturer.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Porto-Power Kits are designed to be used for pushing, spreading, and pressing of vehicle body panels as well as
various component parts and assemblies. A variety of attachments are included. B65114 is rated at 8,000 PSI;
B65115 is rated at 10,000 PSI. Rams are rated from 4 to 10 tons respectively.
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury and/or property damage, ensure that the rated working
pressure of each pressurized attachment be equal to or greater than the rated working pressure developed
by the hydraulic pump.
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Always check connections before using. Alteration of these products is strictly prohibited. Use only those adapters and attachments provided and approved by the manufacturer.
Note: when extension tubes and/or offset attachments are used, the rated capacity is always reduced by 50% for
each tube or offset attachment connected. See Parts Section for identification of “offset” attachments.
Release Valve
Handle
Hose
Oil Filler
Screw
Plunger
Hose
Coupler
Ram
Ram Coupler
Dust Cover
Figure 1 - Pump and Ram Components
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model
Pump
Capacity
Ram
Capacity
(psi)
B65114
B65115
Ram
Number of
Attachments
Weight
(ton)
Closed
Height
(in)
Extended
Height
(in)
Effective
area
(in2)
8,000
4
11
15 3/4
0.998
14
46
10,000
10
13 5/8
19 3/4
2.411
13
84
(lb)
! WARNING
Failure to comply with the following warnings may result in personal injury as well as
property damage.
Do not pull, position or move ram setup by
the hose. Use carrying handle or other means
of safe transport.
• Study, understand, and follow all instructions
provided with and on this device before use.
• The user must be a qualified operator familiar
with the correct operation, maintenance, and use of rams.
Do not handle pressurized hoses. Never attempt
to grasp a leaking pressurized hose. Ensure to
release the system pressure before disconnecting
hydraulic hose or connections.
Hydraulic fluid can ignite and burn. Keep
hydraulic equipment away from flames and
heat. Excessive heat will soften seals, resulting in
fluid leaks. Heat also weakens hose materials. Ram must be on a stable base which is able
to support the load while pushing or lifting. Use
shims, friction material or constrains to prevent
slippage of the base or load. Ensure ram is fully engaged
into/onto adapters, extension accessories.
Wear protective gear when operating hydraulic equipment.
This device is NOT suitable for use as support
device! As the load is lifted, use blocking and
cribbing to guard against a falling load. Stay clear of a lifted load before it is properly supported.
Never rely on hydraulic pressure to support a load.
Crush Hazard. Keep hands and feet
away from ram and workpiece
during operation.
Center load on ram. Distribute load evenly
across the entire saddle surface. Do not
off-center loads on a ram. The load can tip
or the ram can “kick out”.
Never try to disassemble a hydraulic ram,
refer repairs to qualified, authorized personal.
Contact Porto-power tech service for authorized
service center.
• Do not exceed rated capacity of the ram or
any equipment in the system. The ram is
designed for a max. pressure of 10,000 psi.
• Do not connect a ram to a pump with higher
pressure rating.
• Do not subject ram to a shock loads, a load
dropped suddenly, causing the system pressure to
exceed rated pressure.
The system operating pressure must not exceed
the pressure rating of the lowest rated component
the system. Install a pressure gauge or other load
measuring instrument to monitor the operating pressure. Burst
hazard exists if hose, connection or any other component in
the system exceed its rated pressure.
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Do not subject hose to sharp objects or
heavy impact.
Hose material or seals must not come in
contact with corrosive materials such as
battery acid, creosote-impregnated objects
and wet paint. Never paint a coupler or hose.
Avoid damaging hydraulic hose. Do not allow
hose to kink, twist, curl, crush, cut or bend so
tightly that fluid flow within the hose is blocked or
reduced. Periodically inspect the hose for wear.
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• No alteration shall be made to the ram.
• Use only factory authorized fasteners, accessories and hydraulic fluid.
BEFORE USE
OPERATION
1. Before using this product, read the owner's manual
completely and familiarize yourself thoroughly with
the product, its components and recognize the
hazards associated with its use.
2. Inspect before each use. Do not use if bent, broken,
leaking or damaged components are noted.
3. Check to ensure that all parts of your kit are included
(see illustration and parts list).
4. Carefully remove the dust caps and plugs from hose
coupler and ram coupler.
5. Connect hose coupler to ram coupler, ensure that
there are no fluid leaks.
6. Locate and open release valve. Close release
valve clockwise and pump handle until ram is fully
extended, then open release valve counter-clockwise
until ram has fully retracted.
7. With ram fully retracted and release valve open, place
pump in horizontal position. Open oil filler screw (on
reservoir body, near the back). This will release air
trapped within the reservoir. Re-tighten the oil filler
screw.
8. If using with air actuated units, an air source of at
least 7.8 CFM @ 110 psi is required.
ALWAYS monitor pressure, load or position
using suitable equipment. Pressure may be
monitored by means of an optional manifold and
gauge. Load may be monitored by means of a load
cell and digital indicator.
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Note: Any attachment that is not loaded centrally,
as through the centerline of the ram, is considered
to be “offset”. When extension tubes and/or offset
attachments are used, the rated capacity is always
reduced by 50% for each tube or offset attachment
connected.
1. Pump may be used in horizontal and vertical position
as illustrated on figure 2 below.
Figure 2 - Horizontal and Vertical position
GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION
1. Ensure that attachments are fully engaged before
applying load.
2. Ensure that load is centrally applied to attachment or
ram saddle. Do not load off center.
3. Always monitor the force applied to workpiece by
using a load cell and indicator or you may monitor
pressure developed in the ram by using an inline
pressure gauge, then calculate the applied force
using the formula:
F = P x A, where F = lb force, P = pressure in psi,
and A = effective ram area in in2.
Ram Area of Model B65114 is: 0.998 in2
Ram Area of Model B65115 is: 2.411 in2
Refer to Load-Pressure correlation chart on page 11.
If bowing or bending of ram or any attachment occurs
during use, "STOP", release pressure immediately
and reconsider application. Application may not
be compatible with product, a ram kit with a higher
capacity may be needed.
2. Locate and close release valve by turning it clockwise
until firmly closed. (Do not over tighten)
3. Operate by pumping handle. This will send fluid
from the pump reservoir into the high pressure hose
assembly and into the ram assembly.
4. Continue pumping until ram reaches desired
position.
NEVER operate pump with release valve
closed and disconnected from application. If
operated in this condition, the hose and connections
become pressurized. This increases burst hazard.
Damage may occur to pump and its components.
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5. To Release Pressure on work piece: Slowly, carefully
turn the release valve counter-clockwise until ram
retracts to desired position. Never turn release
valve more than 1/2 full turn. The ram return system
is spring loaded and the release valve system is
metered, allowing controlled retraction of the ram.
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Basic Setup
The capacity of the body repair kit can be significantly affected by the number of attachments used and the type of
load applied. The approximate load capacity of each function setup is illustrated below. When two or more extension
tubes are used together, be sure to position the shortest tube further away from the ram.
Note: Not all accessories in the illustrations provided in the Porto-Power Kits.
A. Push & Stretch
Serrated Saddle
Flat Base
100%
Ram
Male Connector
Rubber Head
Ram
Male Connector
100%
Flat Base
(ii) Horizontal Push
(i) Vertical Push
Extension Tube
Flat Base
Ram
Male Connector
Combination
Head (900)
25%
(iii) Horizontal Push with Extension
Extension Tube
Male Connector
Ram
Extension Tube
Clamp
12.5%
(iv) Horizontal Stretch with Extension
B. Clamp & Pull
Pull Ram
Lifting Toe
Chain
Plunger Base
Chain Pull Plate
100%
25%
Saddle
Ram
(ii) Pull with Chain
(i) Clamp with Pull Ram
C. Spread
Ram
25%
Ram
Ram Toe
0.5 Ton
Plunger Toe
Ram Toe
Hydraulic
Spreader
Extension Tube
25%
Flat Base
(i) Vertical Spread
(ii) Horizontal Spread
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(iii) Hydraulic Spreader
MAINTENANCE
Cleaning
Periodically check the pump piston and ram for signs
of rust or corrosion. Clean as needed and wipe with
an oily cloth.
1. Inspect hoses and connections daily. Replace
damaged components immediately with Porto-Power
Automotive Replacement Parts only.
2. Tighten connections as needed. Use pipe thread
sealing compound when servicing connections.
3. Use only a good grade hydraulic oil. Avoid mixing
different types of fluid and Never use brake fluid,
turbine oil, transmission fluid, motor oil or glycerin.
Improper fluid can cause premature failure of the
ram and the potential for sudden and immediate loss
of load. We recommend Hein-Werner HW93291 or
equivalent.
Note: Never use sandpaper or abrasive material on
these surfaces!
Storage
When not in use, store with the pump piston and ram
fully retracted.
How to remove faulty coupler:
If ram does not retract,:
1. Secure load by other means.
2. Depressurize pump and hose
3. Remove the ram from application.
4. Disconnect and replace with new coupler.
Adding oil
1. With ram fully lowered, set pump unit in its normal,
level position. Locate and remove oil filler screw.
2. Fill until oil is within 3/8" of the oil filler screw hole
opening, re-install oil filler screw.
Important: Do not attempt to grasp ram with pliers or
wrench without first wrapping the jaws of such tool with
rags or similar padding.
Changing oil
For best performance and increased system life, replace
the complete fluid supply at least once per year.
How to bleed air from system:
1. Place pump at a higher elevation than the hose and
ram as shown in figure 3 below.
2. Operate pump to fully extend and retract the ram 2
or 3 times. The objective is to force the air bubbles
up hill and back to the pump reservoir.
3. To bleed the air from pump reservoir, simply open
the oil filler screw. Re-install after bleeding.
1. With ram fully lowered, remove the oil filler screw
from the pump reservoir as above.
2. Lay the pump on its side and drain the fluid into a
suitable container.
Note: Dispose of hydraulic fluid in accordance with
local regulations.
3. Set pump in its level upright position.
4. Fill with good quality jack oil to within 3/8" of the oil
filler screw hole opening. Reinstall oil filler screw.
Lubrication
A coating of light lubricating oil to pivot points and
hinges will help to prevent rust and assure that pump
assemblies move freely.
Figure 3 - Illustration to bleed air from system
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
The following information is intended as an aid in determining if problem exists. Pump and ram should be repaired
only by authorized Porto-Power Service Center. For repair service, contact service center in your area.
Symptom
Possible Causes
Corrective Action
Erratic action
• Air in system or pump cavitation.
• External leakage in ram.
• Ram sticking or binding.
• Vent the system (refer to figure 3).
• Contact service center.
• Contact service center.
Ramr will not extend, or
respond to pressurized fluid
• Overload condition.
• Loose/Faulty couplers.
• Oil level in pump is low.
• Remedy overload condition.
• Tighten/Replace couplers.
• Fill and bleed the system.
Ram extend only partially
• Oil level in pump is low.
• Overload condition.
• Ram is sticking or binding.
• Pump malfunction.
• Fill and bleed the system.
• Remedy overload condition.
• Contact service center.
• Contact service center.
Ram move slower than normal
• Loose connection or coupler.
• Restricted hydraulic line or fitting.
• Pump not working correctly.
• Ram seals leaking.
• Tighten connection or coupler.
• Clean and replace if damaged.
• Check pump’s operating
instructions.
• Contact service center.
Ram responds to pressurized
fluid, but system does not maintain
pressure
• Overload condition.
• Pump malfunctioning.
• Ram seals leaking.
• Remedy overload condition.
• Contact service center.
• Contact service center.
Oil leaking from ram
• Worn or damaged seals.
• Contact service center.
Ram will not retract or retracts
slower than normal
• Malfunctioning coupler, damaged
application.
• Ram damage internally.
• Secure load by other means.
Depressurize pump and hoses,
remove application and replace
coupler.
• Secure load by other means.
Depressurize pump and hoses,
remove application, then drain
fluid to proper level.
• Contact service center.
• Oil level in pump is low.
• Air trapped in system.
• Ensure proper oil level.
• Vent the system (refer to figure 3).
• Pump reservoir overfilled.
Poor performance
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REPLACEMENT PARTS
Not all components of the porto-power kit are replacement items, but are illustrated as a convenient reference of location and position in the assembly sequence. When ordering parts, give Model number, serial number and description
below. Call or write for current pricing: SFA Companies 10939 N. Pomona Ave. Kansas City, MO 64153, U.S.A.
Tel:(816)891-6390 Fax:(816)891-6599 E-Mail: sales@blackhawk-automotive.com
Model No. B65114
Ref No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
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Part#
B65161
B65160
B65159
B65158
B65157
B65177
B65153
B65151
B65156
B65154
B65155
B65178
B65152
B65123
F040-20012-000
F040-30007-000
B69478
B69477
B65187
F040-21000-000
F040-90009-K03
B65291
F040-90107-K02
B65186
B65067
F0400S-85
Description
Extension Tube (19-1/2")
Extension Tube (16-1/2")
Extension Tube (8-1/2")
Extension Tube (6-1/8")
Extension Tube (3")
Male connector
Wedge Head (offset)
Serrated Saddle
Flat Base
Plunger Toe (offset)
Ram Toe (offset)
Rubber Head
Combination Head, 90O
Hydraulic Spreader (1000 lb. capacity)
Dust Cover - Hose
Dust Cover - Ram
Hose Coupler, Male
Ram Coupler Assy, Female
Ram Assembly
Release Valve Knob
Pump Handle
Hose Assembly (with coupler)
Oil Filler Screw
Pump Assembly
Blow Molded Case
Repair Kit
Figure 4 - Replacement Parts Illustration for Model B65114
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Qty
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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Model B65115
Ref No
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
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Part#
B65162
B65163
B65164
B65165
B65179
B65166
B65167
B65168
B65172
B65169
B65180
B65173
B65123
F040-20012-000
F040-30007-000
B69478
B69477
B65189
F040-21000-000
F100-90009-K01
B65291
F040-90107-K02
B65188
B65068
F1000S-85
Description
Extension Tube (27")
Extension Tube (18")
Extension Tube (10")
Extension Tube (4")
Male Connector
Wedge Head (offset)
Serrated Saddle
Flat Base
Plunger Toe (offset)
Ram Toe (offset)
Rubber Head
Combination Head (90o)
Hydraulic Spreader (1000 lb. capacity)
Dust Cover - Hose
Dust Cover - Ram
Hose Coupler, Male
Ram Coupler Assy., Female
Ram Assembly
Release Valve Knob
Pump Handle
Hose Assembly
Oil Filler Screw
Pump Assembly
Blow Molded Case
Repair Kit
Figure 5 - Replacement Parts Illustration for Model B65115
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Qty
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For a period of one (1) year from date of purchase, SFA Companies will repair or replace, at its option, without charge,
any of its products which fails due to a defect in material or workmanship under normal usage. This limited warranty
is a consumer's exclusive remedy.
Performance of any obligation under this warranty may be obtained by returning the warranted product, freight prepaid,
to SFA Companies Warranty Service Department, 10939 N. Pomona Ave., Kansas city, MO 64153.
Except where such limitations and exclusions are specifically prohibited by applicable law.
(1) THE CONSUMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL BE THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF
DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
(2) SFA COMPANIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGE OR LOSS
WHATSOEVER.
(3) ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL BE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR,
OTHERWISE THE REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR REFUND AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS EXPRESS LIMITED
WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER, AND IS PROVIDED IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
(4) ANY MODIFICATION, ALTERATION, ABUSE, UNAUTHORIZED SERVICE OR ORNAMENTAL DESIGN VOIDS
THIS WARRANTY AND IS NOT COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply
to you. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
SFA Companies
10939 N. Pomona Ave. Kansas City, MO 64153
816-891-6390
sales@blackhawk-automotive.com
Porto-Power Blackhawk Automotive is a licensed trademark
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Load - Pressure Correlation For Model B65114 & B65115
Always monitor the force applied to workpiece by using a load cell and indicator or you may monitor pressure
developed in the ram by using an inline pressure gauge, then calculate the applied force using the formula:
F=PxA
where F = Force/ Load (lb);
P = Hydraulic working pressure (psi) and;
A = Ram effective area (in²)
For model B65114, A = 0.998 in² ;
For model B55115, A = 2.411 in²
Example1
Model B65114 lifting 5,000 lb will require what
presure?
Pressure = 5,000 lb / 0.998 in² = 5,010 psi
Example2
Model B65115 operating at 6,000 psi will generate
what force?
Force = 6,000 psi x 2.411 in2 = 14,466 lb
Load
(lb)
1,000
2,000
3,000
4,000
5,000
6,000
7,000
8,000
9,000
10,000
11,000
12,000
13,000
14,000
15,000
16,000
17,000
18,000
19,000
20,000
Pressure of 4 Ton Ram,
where A = 0.998 in2
(psi)
1,002
2,004
3,006
4,008
5,010
6,012
7,014
8,016
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Pressure of 10 Ton Ram,
where A = 2.411 in2
(psi)
415
830
1,244
1,659
2,074
2,489
2,903
3,318
3,733
4,148
4,562
4,977
5,392
5,807
6,221
6,636
7,051
7,466
7,881
8,295
SFA Companies
10939 N. Pomona Ave. Kansas City, MO 64153
Tel: 888-332-6419
E-mail: sales@blackhawk-automotive.com